Take a moment to tell others what you think

It takes just a moment to raise issues about the best and worst of college teaching today. Common complaints and sincere suggestions will be compiled into a book of best practices. More »

Professors, this project is for you, too

The best lessons on college teaching come from professors who have stood at the front of the classroom and who understand the issues. Profs, please share your best practices, tips and advice to help your peers teach better. More »

Your comments and compliments could go into the book. Get on the list.

The stories we get through social media and interviews will help make a best-practices guide for professors. Get on the list for news about it. More »

How did your best profs earn your respect?

We are looking for the master teachers who make a difference in the lecture hall and classroom. In fact, we want to clone them. Students can help by telling the world about great professors and their ways. More »

Submit your To My Professor letter the way you want to

What would you like to tell your professor? Put it in your To My Professor comment, Tweet or video. You can submit through Twitter, Facebook or anonymously through this website. More »


Where listening is the new lecturing

In thus column, published in The New York Times, a teacher talks about how listening can do more than lecturing. While she learned this lesson too late to help one student, that student’s honest comments helped the teacher do a better job with those to come.

Professors, post your perspectives

As we set out to improve college teaching, we believed that our experts would be professors who have expertise to share. Years of experience, research and some a-ha moments have shown them how to manage the delicate balance between open and respectful dialogue.

We’d like to hear from you.

Share your best practices by adding comments to this post, on other posts on this site and what you see on social media. We will read your comments and use categories or tags to connect everything. Whether you have a listening technique, a teaching hack or part of your teaching philosophy, we’d like to read your best ideas. Some will be incorporated in the “To My Professor” guide.

Thank you.

We’re listening

Welcome to MSU School of Journalism. We are looking for posts by college students with messages they would like to convey to professors. Our aim is excellent college teaching.

We will be adding a page for anonymous posting.

Our goal is a learning tool in book form for 2016.